Sonnets

Sonnet Poems

A sonnet is a poem that has 14 lines and follows a specific rhyme scheme. It comes from the Italian word that means “little song.” There are various types of sonnets, and each one is formatted a little differently, following various rhyme schemes. The three main types are the Italian (or Petrarchan) sonnet, the English (or Shakespearean) sonnet, and the Spenserian sonnet. They are named after the poets who made them famous. These forms have been around since the sixteenth century.
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Poem About Life
  • By GA Thompson
  • Published: March 9, 2016
Stay Or Go?

The days go by, then a month, then a year,
and still through the days I see not a change.
No matter what happens, you still aren't here,
and how you just disappeared is what's strange.

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  • By Astrid Sardinas
  • Published: May 2009
There's No Obscurity

As I gaze into his liquid gold eyes,
Poetry radiates from his warm soul
His lips brush mine and I soar through the skies
Passion seizes me; I loose my control

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Autumn Storm By Firelight

A flash of lightening streaks across the sky.
We huddle close beneath the trembling eaves
As thunder roars a nightmare lullaby,
And strips the trees outside of summer leaves.

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Shakespearean Sonnet For Halloween
  • By Jan R
  • Published: December 2014
Candy Corn

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Against the black void, looms the lunar sphere.
Hungry ghosts haunt, satisfied by fright.
Oh my! The children's faces blanch in fear.
And thus the small summit embodies white.

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  • By Paul Cleere
  • Published: December 2014
Halloween Sonnet

When leaves start turning orange and golden-brown
Kids start to dress in costumes so dandy.
For one day a year, all throughout the town
It's time for kids to amass some candy.

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